9 Facebook games worth playing

Tower Bloxx


This puzzle game is short on flash, but has a deceptively addictive premise that can turn a five-minute distraction into a few hours well wasted. The goal is simple: drop blocks to make a tower that's as straight as possible. But because the blocks are attached to a swinging rope, it takes careful timing to get the pieces to fall where you want, which makes pulling off long combos all the more satisfying. It's a little light on Facebook integration, but still a good time waster.

Bejeweled Blitz

The ubiquitous “match three” goodness of Bejeweled is perfect in quick doses, and that's exactly what this Facebook rendition gives you. With a one-minute time limit, the game feels almost like a demo, but 60-second games are actually a great fit for the platform. Instead of spending minutes or hours trying to reach a certain score, you instead get an intense burst of play in which to try and rack up as many points as possible. This intensity is, of course, increased by the ability to compare scores with any friends who might be playing. 

Pixel Ranger

Buried deep down on the list of popular games, you'll find this little gem, starring a pixelated cowboy with an itchy trigger finger and a large shotgun. Pixel Ranger plays like a shooting gallery, as you move the tiny ranger around the screen, blowing away everything that moves. The key is to manage your ammo, which drops from fallen enemies, since running out of bullets means game over. As things progress, more obstacles are thrown in your way, including faster and harder-to-kill enemies and even moving platforms, which can make collecting ammo an exercise in frustration.

Tetris Friends

Of course, Facebook wouldn't be a gaming platform if it didn't have some form of Tetris on it. The official Facebook version features five different game modes, as well as the expected ability to challenge friends and compare scores via online leaderboards. It doesn't bring anything new to the table, but Tetris is always a welcome distraction, and this is a great version.

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  • yonderTheGreat - February 20, 2011 7:17 a.m.

    I love how this is linked from the "Facebook games are evil" article. Good times.
  • GibsonSG - December 29, 2009 6:04 a.m.

    I like quizmania, i reckon that's pretty good.
  • griffed88 - October 17, 2009 6:19 p.m.

    Farmville is aweful.
  • softs3rv3d - October 9, 2009 10:04 p.m.

    You guys should check out "monstars" it's a generic but fun shooter. It's pretty engaging i beat it about 4 times, before it got old.
  • Spybreak8 - October 3, 2009 10:01 p.m.

    For those of you that like the Tetris Friends, they have a Beta for Tetris Battle, 1vs1 and 1vs5!Awesome, just like my DS version but better connectivity.
  • vitoruss - October 1, 2009 8:05 p.m.

    I usually despise browser games, but 'Mobsters 2: Vendetta' is a ton of fun, and it's so much more in depth than any other browser game I've ever tried playing.
  • oreomonkey - October 1, 2009 12:09 p.m.

    hahaha you can tell sohai5858 don't have any FB cuz he put his email down, lol BTW i LOVE restaraunt CITY!! I have 450K points in that game its pretty beast
  • Spybreak8 - October 1, 2009 7:37 a.m.

    I have been playing Bejeweled Blitz everyday now for a long time, its a daily ritual to see if I can best my high score, the great arcade games do that to you. I haven't heard of many of these so I'll give em a shot, thanks. I think I'll start out with Crazy Planet!
  • sato - October 1, 2009 4:36 a.m.

    I must be the only person on earth without a Facebook. I rarely even use my Twitter.
  • halifaxia - October 1, 2009 3:48 a.m.

    Haha I play all of themmmmm. Mostly farmville since the majority of my friends play it!
  • sohai5848 - October 1, 2009 1:42 a.m.

    add me at face book,
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - September 30, 2009 3:46 p.m.

    I play farmtown... It's like farmville but different :D
  • Tomsta666 - September 30, 2009 2:12 p.m.

    I hate Facebook and all it stands for with a passion. Therfore, I hate all of these games by proxy
  • gmilf71 - September 30, 2009 1:13 a.m.

    what about mobsters? that game is really fun.
  • icantbelieveitsnutbutter - September 30, 2009 12:05 a.m.

    Farmville is pretty cool. It's the only one of these i really play. I'm not addicted to it like some claim to be. You cant really spend more than a few minutes at a time on it anyway. Great article.
  • Ninja-KiLLR - September 29, 2009 11:35 p.m.

    me and one of my friends always had tetris cometions on facebook. i always lost :(
  • erreip199 - September 29, 2009 10:58 p.m.

    Dangit my sister is addicted to farmville i tell her to try real games but she wont listen to me!
  • aion7 - September 29, 2009 10:51 p.m.

    Tetris Friends taught me that almost everyone I know is TERRIBLE at Tetris.
  • H2A2I00 - September 29, 2009 9:30 p.m.

    this is a great article i haven't played any of these games but ill be sure to try some once i log into my FB
  • husk94 - September 29, 2009 9 p.m.

    I dont have a facebook.......tetris seems coool

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